Kelli Giddish and both of her parents, Nita and Charles along with her brother Eli, have been patients of Dr. Shackelford for years.

Kelli was born in Cumming, GA and graduated from Forsyth Central High School in 1998. She won Region Best Actress in the 1997 One Act Competition and was also 1998 State Liberty Champion for Girls Dramatic Interpretation. She was always very close to her grandfather who used to take her down to the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, and it was he who spawned her interest in acting.

She graduated with honors from the University of Evansville in Indiana where she majored in Theater Performance. From there she headed to New York City to pursue her acting career. During all this time, Kelli kept her regular dental appointments at Dentistry of Johns Creek with Dr. Robert Shackelford.

Her first big acting job in New York was on All My Children, a daytime soap opera. Kelli’s career really took off when she landed the role of Amanda Rollins in 2011 on Law & Order. It was Law & order’s 13th season that she joined the team and the series continues to be strong today. Kelli also has made numerous guest appearances on popular TV shows such as The Good Wife Chicago PD, Without a Trace, and Chase.

Kelli still comes to see Dr. Shackelford when she’s back in town for a family visit. Dr. Shackelford says she’s still the same Kelli – very warm and friendly with that big beautiful white smile!

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